Photographer Milton Moore Introduces Photo Exhibit at Talley Gallery

Photographer Milton Moore presented a gallery talk to open “Working Men, Working Boats,” an exhibition of his work that told a visual tale of New England’s fishing industry changed by time, on Oct. 4 in Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery.

Moore shot the photos while working as a photographer for the Cape Cod Times, living and fishing in the port of Chatham.

“These images reflect were two very different communities and fisheries: The small-boat, solitary Yankee endeavor that was Chatham inshore fishery, and the ancestral dragger fleet of Provincetown, with boats manned by Portuguese brothers, cousins and the father-in-law visiting from Madeira,” he said.


Milton Moore was a newspaper photojournalist, photo editor, writer and designer on the New England shoreline for 40 years. He spent 13 working the waterfront on the Massachusetts outer beach of Cape Cod for the Cape Cod Times as a photojournalist, Sunday editor and director of photography. He left the Times in the mid-1980 to become managing editor of “Soundings,” a Connecticut-based national boating monthly. From there, he joined “The Day” in 1991, where he was director of photography before leaving daily journalism in 2015.

With a degree in Journalism from Boston University’s School of Public Communications, Milton taught photojournalism at Cape Cod Community College and digital photography at Mitchell College in New London. He has been an annual convention seminar leader in photography for the New York Press Association and the New England Press Association.


Located in Bridgeman Hall room 140 on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Talley Gallery is barrier-free and open at no charge to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


  • Laura Goliaszewski, Talley Gallery director; (218) 755-3737,